Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bolt Action Moderns

I had an opportunity to host a game of Modern Bolt Action last night at our Gaming Club.

The scenario was set 'somewhere in the former Yugoslavia' in 1999.  Bosnian Serbs have started to move towards a key road intersection in order to secure transportation networks and supply areas. French, Canadian and Belgian troops are moving to block the Serb attacks.

The game went very well and came down to the last order dice before we could declare the winner. The NATO troops ended up winning by securing the crossroads (2 VP's) and one of the supply areas (1VP). The Serbs meanwhile secured the two other supply areas (1 VP each). The Serbs lost six of 15 units and NATO lost five of 15 units.  A pretty balanced game overall.  I hope everyone had a good time playing.

Here are a couple of photos from the game:

NATO forces enter from the left with the Serbs fighting their way in from the right.  The 2VP crossroads is at the center of the photo surrounded by the four houses.

The front M113 from the NATO force conducts a textbook Sagger Drill by turning into the launch and suppressing/killing the Sagger team.  I really enjoy it when a set of rules actually works with real tactics!

Mayhem at the Crossroads!  The FFL loses a gun jeep on the left while the AMX-10RC destroys the Serbs BRDM-2 on the right.  The Serbs never got the attack going after losing a series of close combats in the trees on the left.

1 comment:

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

The BDM actually got destroyed by a LAW shot from the open window in the white house, but fun game either way!

On the left flank the Serbs mauled my UN infantry, but in the town they held up well in the buildings.